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The TFT Guide to... The Forgotten Aardman Features

14 October 2005

This week a large part of the UK's cultural heritage was lost forever when a fire destroyed a warehouse belonging to Nick Park's animation company. Casualties included well-known characters such as Morph, Wallace and Gromit and the Creature Comforts animals. But deep in the vaults of Aardman Animations, what other projects had been rightly forgotten?


1) 'More Twee Northern Clichés, Gromit?'

Least successful of Wallace and Gromit's outings, with the pliable duo investigating a robbery in a black pudding factory. Who is the mysterious pigeon wearing a pit helmet and a Davey lamp? Who planted the stolen oatcakes on Gromit? Can that really be Sean Bean doing the voice of a pie-eating whippet in a flat cap?

2) 'Debbie Does Derbyshire'

During a 'dry' period in 1976, Aardman ventures into hardcore 'pornomation'. Nymphomaniac cheerleader Debbie takes hard, animated, Plasticine cock every which way!!! Features 'O', 'A', double penetration and a talking penguin. Best remembered for the line: 'I'm hot for a cross-town fuck fest, Gromit!'

3) 'Wallace and Gromit vs. Alien and The Predator'

Ill-advised sci-fi genre crossover hampered by gross imbalance in lethality of opposing characters.

4) 'Last House on the Left: The Claymation'

Based on Wes Craven's notorious video nasty, three psychopathic farmyard animals go on an orgy of torture and murder - with all the charm and loving attention to detail that is the trademark of Aardman Animations.

5) 'The Last Days of Hitler the Duck'

Documentary re-enacting the claustrophobic last hours in the Fuhrerbunker as Russian troops storm Berlin in a whirlwind of brutality and carnage. Hitler and the rest of the Nazi leadership, portrayed as loveable talking animals, face the choice of taking their own lives, or capture and unspeakable treatment at the hands of the Red Army. Critically acclaimed for the moving scene in which Goebbels the Panda kills his own children with a piece of poisoned Wensleydale.

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